All You Need Is An Urge For Adventure

Imagine an intricate drapery of deposits lining the halls with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites. Explore Caves!

With Grotebier Travel Workshop, a trip to an ancient cave is within your reach.

Journey into the mountain on well-lighted walkways with handrails, to visit the most beautiful caves in the world!

All caves are not the same but are vastly different depending on the process of formation and location of caves.

Amazing European Caves

Eisriesenwelt Ice Cave in Werfen

Austria
Eisriesenwelt was formed by the Salzach river, which slowly eroded passageways in the mountain. The ice formations in the cave were created by thawing snow that drained into the cave and froze. This section remains icy even in the summer because the cave entrance is open year-round, leaving it exposed to chilly winds that keep the temperature below freezing. New formations appear each spring, however, as water drips into the cave and freezes. Eisriesenwelt means "World of the Ice Giants" in German.

Škocjan Cave in Divača

Slovenia
According to UNESCO, the Škocjan Cave is among the largest underground canyons known worldwide. It is a combination of natural beauty with enormous aesthetic value. Being home to a diverse ecosystem, it is historically and culturally significant. Škocjan Cave was inhabited during prehistoric times.

Cueva De Arpea

Spain
This cave was formed under the twisted layers of rock at the bottom of the Aezkoa valley. The cave is believed to have been utilized as a refuge through the ancient era for shepherds. The unique formations and rich colours make Cueva De Arpea a must-see for adventure seekers.

Sea Cave in Algarve

Portugal
Near Benigal Beach, this sea cave is truly a sight to sea. The entrance is covered in fine sand and window at the top. The rich, warm colours of the formations and the sound of the sea make this cave alluring and welcoming.

More Tours to Caves Around the World

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River in Palawan

Philippines
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The river is home to many marine creatures. The entrance to this cave is a short hike from a nearby town. The river in the cave is navigable by boat for up to 4 kilometres, but it is impossible to explore any further.

Waitomo Glowworm Caves in Waitomo

New Zealand
On top of being my personal favourite, this cave is a major tourist attraction and is famous worldwide. The glowworms are the size of ordinary mosquitoes, and millions of them abound inside the cave. They are monitored closely by specialized staff from a scientific advisory group that uses automated equipment to monitor the cave remotely, including the temperature, the amount of carbon dioxide (needed to maintain the glowworms), and the number of visitors that can enter each day.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico

USA
Carlsbad Caverns offers numerous programs for tourists. One of the most popular ones is the Bat Flight Program, where tourists can witness the bats' sunset flight out of the cave and their sunrise flight back in the following morning. Camping is also allowed, provided campers have a ticket from the National Park centre. The latter was first thought to have no bottom because stones thrown into the pit made no sound. Later they found out that it is only 140 feet deep and has a thick layer of soft dirt at the bottom, which is why it doesn't make a sound when stones land.

The Variety of Cave Types

Primary Cave - Lava Cave

Primary caves are caves that are formed at the same time as the surrounding rock. One of the best examples of such types of caves are the lava caves. Lava caves are formed through volcanic activity.

Glacier Caves

The caves are formed when the glacier’s surface meltwater drains downwards through crevasses to the base of the glacier. Here, the meltwater supplies the heat to melt the ice at the base, forming tunnels along the length of the glacier as the meltwater moves downwards. Such glacier caves may be several kilometres in length.

Solution Caves

Solution caves form in soluble rocks, especially limestone. Such caves might also form in marble, dolomite, chalk, salt or gypsum rocks. Limestone solution caves are very picturesque as they are often adorned with cave formations like stalactites and stalagmites, formed by calcium carbonate precipitation.

Léopold Rossignol

CFO at Grotebier Travel Workshop

We take a holistic approach by striving to do good in every area of our enterprise. Please note that an adult must accompany children under 12. Cameras are allowed inside the cave. Please be courteous of the other visitors in your tour group when taking pictures. Tripods are not allowed inside the cave.

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